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in washington. our hearts are broken. that is how president obama responded friday to the slaughter of 27 people, 20 of them, little children. as we spoke to and for the nation. today, we'll try to make some sense of the senseless act of violence, at sandy hook elementary school. we'll talk with our guests in a moment, but, first, here's the latest from newtown, connecticut. authorities say all of the children, first graders, 6 or 7 years old, were shot multiple times. the six adult victims were all women. police say they have good evidence about the suspect, adam lanza, that may explain why he carried out the massacre. and, president obama will speak at a vigil sunday evening, at the local high school. and, meet with the families of the victims. for more on the investigation we turn to fox news correspondent mike tobin in newtown. mike? >> reporter: good morning, chris. people here are flocking to the churches, once again, to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible. as we learn more of the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner, gruesome. lives ended
. >>> and in washington, d.c., political leaders are inching closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff today but they're also scrambling for a backup plan. this morning, speaker of the house john boehner launched his plan b, saying he will bring to a vote a proposal to extend tax breaks for people who make less than $1 million. that comes after an offer by president obama to raise his tax increase threshold to $400,000 a year. but the two sides are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart. >> i believe it is important that we protect as many american taxpayers as we can. and our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make a million dollars or less. >> we don't know the details of plan a, plan b, or whatever plan c might be. but we remain united behind our president. >> aides say the g.o.p. speak ser still pushing for a more comprehensive bipartisan plan to avert billions in automatic spending cuts and tax increases on january 1. >>> new at noon, community members are accusing a san jose supermarket of ignoring the sexual harassment of female workers. the protesters confronted management at the pueblo
no matter what comes out of washington.. why traders are convinced.. there will be no falling off a fiscal cliff. in today's cover story.. why retailers and wall street firms are stepping away from gunmakers. plus- who has more power millenniels or baby boomers.. the surprising answer.. and what will interest rates look like in 2013? first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas good morning. it's wednesday december 19th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look what is the market telling us? stocks rallied once again yesteday..in what traders view as a sign a deal to avert the so called fiscal cliff.. is highly likely. money pulled out of gold -- which is considered a safe haven.. and instead went into equities.. as well as oil. shares of oracle bounced almost 3% in heavy volume. the tech company surpassed wall street's expectations. oracle is up 28% this year. gas prices are closing in on a 2 year low. the national average for a gallon of unleaded regular is $3.23. it's time now for trader talk with larry sho
. >>> it happening right now in washington, california senator bar bau broxer has called a news conference. this -- barbara boxer has called a news conference. she will be talking about new legislation she will be introducing to toughen security at schools. we're watching it live. this is where it will happen. ktvu will monitor it and we'll let you know what she has to say when she says it. >>> more funerals are planned today for victims of the connecticut schoal scooting. so far, the -- school shooting. three more children will be buried today. people will pay their respects to vick -- vicki soto. she will be buried today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that cou
condition. but say he is expected to be okay. >>> there may finally be progress in washington. an effort to prevent going over the fiscal cliff and now there is word december 31 may not be a hard and fast deadline. >> and as steve mentioned a rainy start to the day. and he will be back to tell us how long the rain is sticking around. >> we're live in the sunset district, where three robbers entered their way into this home and tied up their victims. we will tell you how the victims are feeling today and what the robbers got away with. q >>> we want to update you now on a developing story we told you about just a few minutes ago about the dublin pleasanton bart station. we just learned that station has reopened. bart says the equipment problem that prompted the closure has been resolved. >>> there are signs of progress in washington, d.c., in the fiscal cliff debate. house speaker john boehner is now offering to accept a tax increase but only on people making more than $1 million a year. and that falls short of president obama's call to raise tax rates on people with incomes of more than
raised candles and prayed for victims in connecticut including several ministers from washington, d.c. area churches. nancy pelosi issued a statement today it said in part, no words can comfort the loved ones of those brutety taken from us today. all americans share our prayers and our grief over the horrifying events that took place today. john sasaki is heading to connecticut, he will be reporting live starting tomorrow. >>> reporting news at the peninsula, that's where three people have been killed in a fatal crash. the highway patrol says that about two hours ago a volkswagen swerved and struck a lexus sedan that was parked in the median. news chopper two is doing a good job of showing us the massive back up this accident has caused we know that four lanes have been shut down. that leaves just the far right lane the slow lane for all that traffic to squeeze by. at this point lanes are not expected to reopen until 07 clock. as you can see here traffic there is at a crawl. >>> the images are heartbreaking and hard to ignore but how do you explain to your child what happened in con
into effect for everyone. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:18. this morning, a bay area-based japanese diplomat is expected to enter a no contest plea in court. he has been charged with assaulting his wife. he worked at the consue lit in san francisco at -- consulate in san francisco as a vice council for two years. his wife said the abuse happened other for several months. he's accused of stabbing her hand with a screwdriver and knocking out her tooth. >>> they are preparing in washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration, januaryst. the views are busy building. viewing stands. this one will be smaller than the one in 2009. this time there will be three days of events, fewer inaugural balls and no concert on the national ball. most of the price tag will be covered by president obama supporters and private donors. but taxpayers you will pay for security costs and for the viewing stands. >>> bay area gas prices continue to fall. at least one analyst says they could be 20 cents a gallon lower next year. as usual, san francisco has
possible. >>> as we inch closer to the fiscal cliff, the president and top lawmakers are leaving washington, d.c. for the holiday. before he left for hawaii president obama issued a stern request to congressional leaders to approve legislation before the end of the year. >> once this legislation has agreed to i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. i will immediately sign that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. >> the president was referring to legislation that would prevent a middle class tax hike and would protect unemployment insurance. he spoke after talking by phone with house speaker john boehner and meeting with senate majority leader. >>> the dow industrials dropped 120 points. the nasdaq fell 29. we also saw a number of conflicting economic reports that experts say suggests the economy is not sure where it's going top our consumer editor tom vacar is in san francisco's financial district with some explanations. >> reporter: there are two winds. those that are blowing and the much more important economic cross w
may use the scud missiles to launch chemical weapons. >>> the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington may put the speaker at risk. any compromise may draw a line between him and the tea party conservatives. >> reporter: the house speaker and the president are still in a standoff over the deal and the speaker plans to go home to ohio today. they met at the white house last night but didn't reach any agreement. the speaker said he is still available to negotiate over the phone but any deal could mean bad news for his role on capitol hill. if he refuses a deal with the president polls show most americans would blame republicans for going over the fiscal cliff. he could make a deal with democrats and risk cutting off those in his own party. >> i'm not worried about my job but i'm worried about doing the right thing for kids and grandkids. >> reporter: economists say stalled talks are causing problems on wall street this morning. more on that when i see you next. live in washington. >> thank you. only on two, another incident of package theft in the bay area. this is home surveillance vi
in the fiscal cliff negotiations. from the washington d.c. newsroom, it seems like both sides are moving towards common ground. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner met with president barack obama for the third time in eight days and there seems to be movement on one of the main sticking points, raising income tax on the wealthiest americans. they are targeting raising on those making more than 250,000 and house speaker john boehner has targeted those making more than 1 million. now they are targeting those making more than 400,000 a year but the president said he wants more entitlement reforms and more works needs to be done before they can reach a deal. president barack obama will have to win over liberal democrats and conservative republicans. more on that in my next update, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> we have more information about the business dealings of a man who sold a plane to the late miss rivera who was in the plane that crashed. the san jose based man backed out to buy another plane from that same executive. he did not collect the deposit because he said the plane was unaccept
in 13 tries. cardinal beat tennessee 73-60. now off on an 11-0 run. >>> boise state hosted washington today and won the las vegas bowl for the third straight year. now, this young boise state fan wore a mustache as homage to broncos quarterback joe south wick, from san ramon valley high. bosi state takes a 9-3 lead. southwick starts the double pass play. chris potter heaves to huff. huff huffs and puffs and blows his way in for the touchdown. his knees never touch. that's a touchdown. boise state beats washington 28-26, to finish 11-2. huskies done at 7-6. >>> former san francisco giant and 2010 post season hero cody ross agrees to a three-year, $26 million deal with the arizona d-backs. merry christmas, cody. that's big money. >> pretty good. thank you, fred. >>> well, coming up, we have much more ahead on the 10:00 news. >> we'll have a look once again at the weather radar, as we're bracing for a powerful storm starting tomorrow morning. and we are on storm watch and we'll have the latest on what to expect. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2news. see you the next time news br
the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical marijuana. the federal government wants to close it and seize its property. a judge is considering whether this landmark case should go to trial. the city of oakland is siding with the center which pays a lot of taxes. >> we would like the federal government to stop the tragic waste of resources on trying to shut down our legitimate regulations that are in dom pliance -- compliance with california law. >> now, the federal government and prosecutors are saying that large pot operations are prone to being abused by state marijuana laws by allowing pot to fall into the hands of people who don't necessary have medical marijuana certificates. >>> 7:20. 12 california certificates have been fined for serious mistakes that endangered patients. in
reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senator feinstein is leading the charge on banning assault weapons. >> reporter: dave, senator feinstein says she will reintroduce a bill in january. the shooter in friday's deadly attack had an assault rifle now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reintroduce a ban that expired eight years ago. many republicans have not signed on in fact some are pushing for more people to be armed. texas congressman lou wee was on fox news sunday he said things might have been different if the principal had a weapon. >> when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn't have to lung heroicically with nothing in her hands but takes him out. takes her head off before he could kill those kids. >> reporter: senator feinstein believes she will get much needed spot from president obama. what he said last night when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> the suspect shot by a sunnyvale police officer over the weekend has died. police were called to a home at about 6:00 saturday night. officers say the man was assaulting his mother and that whe
flags. >> reporter: washington high school officials say their hope is to relieve anxiety by discussing what happened friday and how adults will protect them. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the tragedy in newton, connecticut prompted a lawmaker from san francisco to propose a new gun control restriction in california. >> in light of the connecticut shooting this is an appropriate way of dealing with a tragedy that i hope will never happen again. >> leland yee says he will reintroduce a bill to outlaw bullet buttons that enable the quick reloading of magazines. it would close a loophole in the assault weapons bans. he favors back ground checks but not more restrictions on the weapons themselves. >> we want people without issues to have a gun. >> leland yee introduced a similar bill in wake of the shooting in colorado but it failed to pass. the massacre is shedding new light on the issue of mental health, coming up the explore of more treatment. >>> a fam elin san francisco is real -- family in san francisco is reeling after a home invasion robbery. three men broke into a home a
not leave him alone. >>> happening now in washington, d.c. a closed door briefing about the deadly september attacks in libya is now under way. as kyla campbell reports an independent panel released a scathing report about the security measures. kyla. >> reporter: dave, that meeting going on right now is top secret. but we do know that the panel hammered the state department on security in benghazi. this comes three months after christopher stevens antliae others were killed on september 11th. the securitiments is and libyan response fell short. it also raises the possibility that gates the compound could have been left open. while there has been a lot of finger pointing hillary clinton says she accepts any wrong doing tied to the attacks. clinton has been sick and suffered a concussion over the weekend. she will not testify to a hearing tomorrow. this past hour republicans took the air waves saying somebody has to take responsibility. >> in the end look this is on the president and secretary clinton's watch. they bare measure of responsibility here. >> reporter: and despite all the criticis
, proposals that i then intend to push without delay. this is not some washington commission, not something where folks will study the issue six months and publish a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. i asked joe to lead this effort in part because he wrote the 1994 crime bill than help law enforcement bring down the rate of violent crime in this country. that plant -- that bill also included the assault weapons banned but that was publicly supported at the time by former presidents including ronald reagan. the good news is there's already a growing consensus for us to build from. the majority of americans support banning the sale of military-style assault weapons. a majority of americans support banning the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. a majority of americans support laws requiring background checks before all gun purchases so that criminals cannot take advantage of legal loopholes to purchase a gun from somebody who will not take the responsibility of doing a background check at all.
the white house for a vigil. many belong to a gun control group who happen to be in washington for a training conference. they chanted, lit candles and pleaded for action. >> as we said there is still information coming out from authorities in connecticut. >> we are in new town where that press conference ended and authorities promising more information with in the hour. what have we learned? >> reporter: a couple of nuggets came out of this press conference that stood out. the lieutenant paul vance with the state police here in connecticut saying that they collected some very good evidence that could point to a motive in all of this but he wouldn't say what that evidence was specifically. again, saying it's good evidence that may fill in some blanks. he went onto talk about the shooter and that he was not voluntarily let inside of the school. in the words of the lieutenant he forced his way into the school so that is something that we know here now as well. of course we have heard some of the 911 calls in which a caller describes hearing gun shots as well as seeing glass sha
. as kayla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the senator is leading a push to ban assault weapons. >> reporter: senator feinstein pushed for the last ban in 1994. now she says she will introduce the been or legislation on a ban, rather, in the coming weeks. the authorities confirm the shooter had an assault riffle. now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reinstitute a ban that expired eight years ago. one democrat that's been against the ban is a senator. he says it's time to move beyond rhetoric on gun control. he says everybody needs to be on the table in discussion on this. and president obama indicated last night gun law changes are needed. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: much debate is expected in the coming weeks, including large ammunition clips an how mental health can play a role in these gun control laws. live in washington, back to you. >>> right now, authorities in coecticut are working now to make sure the stud
-b option. we're live in washington, d.c. to find out what exactly is this plan-b. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner took to the podium just a couple of minutes ago. he said this is a modified plan- b. we're gonna listen in right now. >> sure. that few american taxpayers are affected by the increase as possible, moving down that path is the right course of action for us. >> good morning. first, i would like to say that i think all of our hearts and prayers are with the families in newtown, connecticut. as a father, i cannot even imagine the utter horror that those families are going through right now, grieving the loss of their children -- >> we know we'll be hearing from john boehner in just minutes on the fiscal cliff negotiations. the latest we know is that he's looking at $1 trillion in revenue and $1 trillion in cuts. he and president obama are still very far apart on what should pay more in income tax rates. president obama is saying anyone who makes over $400,000. boehner's latest offer, those who make over $1 million a year. we'll have more on that when i see you next. m
in new york state. high winds are going to delay flights from new york and newark and washington d.c. >> president obama is scheduled to attend the final memorial service for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye. he died from respiratory complications. he was the second longest serving senator are in history. >>> harry reid is asking for an announce mint on who his successor will be before the end of the year. >>> governor mark sanford may run for his former seat in congress. he was considered a rising gop star until he van niched from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he said he was hiking the appalachian trail. he later acknowledged he was visiting his miss stress in argentina. he served three terms before being elected to governor. his ex-wife is also interested in running for the seat >>> a fight between two black jack dealers hands one in the hospital and one behind bars. police say the fight happened between two female dealers and one woman stabbed the other in the face. police aren't sure what sparked the fight. it comes one week after a deadly shooting in the lobb
rights are vital to americans. more on that in my next update. live in washington kyla campbell. >> stay with us here for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shooting. we will bring you the latest details as they emerge on air and online. >>> time is 5:14. the port of oakland is making reforms following the ktvu investigation of questionable spending of public money. it will set spending rules and punish managers that approve expenses that break the rules. they have found almost $200,000 in questionable spending last year. ktvu discovered two high ranking officials spent more than $4500 at a houston strip club in 2008. both of them have since stepped down. >>> the police have a warning if you use a popular trail in the east bay. a woman claims she was raped while hiking on the ma drone trail in alamo. what they are doing to make sure people out there are safe. >>> the fourth of july may never be the same in pacifica. the city is talking about banning all fire works. at this point they allow safe fire works. people light them on the beach typically on the fourth of july but they
washington is also buried there. >>> president obama is reportedly poised to nominate massachusetts senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. senator kerry has been praised by some republican colleagues in the senate, indicating he could face an easy confirmation. the possible nomination comes following the withdrawal of nominee susan rice. the white house has not confirmed the report. >>> current secretary of state hillary clinton is recovering from a concussion she suffered this morning. secretary clinton fainted and hit her head. she has been fighting off a stomach virus and had already canceled an overseas trip. aids say mrs. clinton will work from home next week and will not testify to congress about the benghazi attack in libya, at least at this point. >>> time for us to talk about our weather and, boy, it was pretty rainy out there today. let's check in with meteorologist mark tamayo to find out if the showers will linger throughout the night. >> the rain showers and also cold temperatures, tough to be outside today, with readings only in the 40s for most of the region. only
control advocacy groups were already in washington for a leadership training conference when the deadly shooting happened. >> the name of our god that is good and holy we pray. >> reporter: as news of the tragedy spread, dozens of people gathered outside the white house for an impromptu vigil to remember those lost today. they chanted, lit candles and asked for gun changes. >>> while the white house said today is not the day for that discussion, debra villalon live in san francisco with all those who say now is the time to have that talk. >> reporter: well this is 101 california, the high rise where almost 20 years ago a crazed gunman killed eight and wounded six. then as now there are calls for change. >> i don't think today is that day. >> reporter: when is the day to talk gun reform? mark kelly, married to congresswoman giffords said the discussion can no longer wait. and feinstein is calling on congress to debate america's gun culture. declaring weapons of war don't belong on our streets or in our theaters, shopping malls and schools. >> it was very similar to the day that i was sho
, and watergate. he died of respiratory complications at a hospital in washington. >>> californians need to know about some new laws going into effect january 1. one of them allows drivers to use hands free driving to talk and text while driving. if a driver arrested for driving under the influence, that driver no longer has the option of taking a urine test. previously, they could opt for a blood, or urine test. >>> scientists at jpl in pasadena applauded, as twin probes crashed into the surface of the moon. the scientists want them smashing into other moon landing sites, so they picked a crash location near the moon's north pole. >>> they're just 12 and 13 years old. the rifle, they're accused of stealing in one bay area neighborhood today, and what police say they plan to do with it. >>> back here in just about ten minutes. i'm going to look at the rainfall total, and then go looking for more rain, because it's headed your way. back with the five-day forecast, and there's rain in it. >>> plus, she was tied, and abandoned. the search for clues about an injured spaniel. ♪ i'd like to thank ea
. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay area state senator introduced a bill that would close major loopholes in california's assault weapons ban. the bill is similar to one last year that prohibits semiautomatic weapons. it will require yearl
. for now reporting live in washington kyla campbell. >>> baublingback here at home authorities in napa county are trying to identify human remains found in vineyard. sheriff deputies were called to silverado trail. authorities tell the napa valley patch it appears recent rains may have washed those remains down the creek. investigators hope to go back to that scene today to collect more evidence. >>> in san leandro a bank robber got away moments before police arrived. it happened tuesday evening at the u.s. bank just off east 14th street just a couple blocks from davis street. around 4:00 in the afternoon a man in his 20s wearing a dark jacket and hooded sweatshirt walked into the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money. the suspect escaped with an unknown amount of cashen if >>> police need your help identifying a man suspected of robbing another u.s. bank around noon yesterday. you are looking at surveillance pictures from the incident. the man demanded money from the teller. he did not show a weapon, he did get away with an undisclosed amount of money as well. that susp
. >>> the country is just 12 days away from going over that fiscal cliff. carla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, talking about house speaker john boehner's plan "b," here is more. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner's plan would extend the current tax breaks on people making up to $1 million a year and it would help on automatic spending cuts for majority of americans and a long term deal would have to come later. president barack obama has threatened plan "b" and he wants to extend tax rates for those making 400,000 a year. it is a way to get the president to bulging more in negotiations. >> they keep finding ways to say no as opposed to finding ways to say yes. >> he could be responsible for the largest tax increase in history. >> as for negotiations, a lot of taxpayers fear we will go over the fiscal cliff and they will lose more on current tax breaks. carla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> a new pole shows majority of americans are now in favor of gun control following the newtown connecticut school shooting. many are in favor of making all guns illegal and that's
. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden will join mourners today at a attribute to sergeant daniel. he die add the age of 88. yesterday the mourners paid their respects inside the capitol. senator inouye who represented ohio for 50 years lost an arm in world war ii and he was considered a war hero. he died on monday of respiratory complications. tomorrow his body will be returned to hawaii. >>> a former marine praised for guarding a school near modesto apparently lied about his service. on monday craig showed up at hughson elementary school in uniform to stand guard. the former marine told the medesto bee he was a sergeant in the marine reserve and deployed to iraq and afghanistan. the marine corp said he never served overseas and discharged as a private after serving mine months. he told mattering corp times he had been misquoted by the medesto bee but the paper accident happened by its story. >>> let's go back to sal. how are we doing on this friday light? >> it is a little bit. we will be looking at some of the commutes
in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning president obama and vice president joe biden will be among those paying attribute to senator daniel at a noaa service. yesterday mourners paid their respects to the lodge-time senator from hawaii. senator inouye lost an arm in world war ii and represented hawaii in congress for 50 years. the 88-year-old senator died monday from respiratory complications. his body will be returned to hawaii tomorrow. >>> time now just turning 5:17. a former u.s. marine praised for voluntarily guarding a school apparently lied about his military service. monday craig showed up to hughson elementary school and stood guard. he said he was a sergeant in the marine reserves and deployed to afghanistan. but the marines say he never served overseas and discharged as a private after serving nine months. some of the parents say the school should have performed a background check. >> yust to make sure that they are who they say they are. because anybody can do it. anybody can do it and they be doing just to take advantage and then something. something very
washington. the school the building itself is being worked on. remember i told you we had a secondary crime scene of the exterior of the school. our detectives have every one of them searching every one of them. we are beginning to release those back to their owners. slowly but surely we're beginning to complete the exterior part of the crime scene. the governor and lieutenant governor are on site that have been actively involved. one thing that is becoming somewhat of a concern and that is miss information is being posted on social media sites. there has been miss information coming from people posing as the shooter in this case, posing using other id's. mimicking this crime and crime scene and activity that took place in this community. there has been some things in somewhat of a threatening manner. it is important to know that we have discussed with federal authorities that these issues are crimes. they will be investigated statewide and federally. and prosecution will take place when people are identified. again, all information relative to this case is coming from these microphones and
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